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Assault Occurs at Fisty in Knott County

Date of News Release: 07/25/2008

(Hazard, KY) - On 7/25/08 at approximately 09:10am Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 call stating a man had walked into the Fisty Post Office that had been shot and needed an ambulance.

Troopers and EMS arrived at the scene and found that Larry Fugate age 71 of Fisty, Ky. had in fact sustained a gunshot wound.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Curtis Fugate age 73 of Fisty, Ky. had fired a shot at his brother Larry Fugate. Larry drove to the post office for help and Curtis went into his residence where brief negotiations for him to surrender occurred. Curtis surrendered without incident and was lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail and charged with Assault 1st Degree. Larry Fugate was air lifted from an area near the scene to Holston Valley Hospital. The investigation is continuing by Det. Chuck Bledsoe.

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